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Travel Palette: Joshua Tree National Park

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Back again with another palette. This time we are taking it to the West Coast.

This featured palette is inspired by the vista on Ryan Mountian in Joshua Tree National Park. The travel palettes series was created to expand creative horizons and explore the correlation between travel, inspiration, colors, textures, and design.

 San Diego - Joshua Tree National Park Palette-Cropped

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Travel Palette: Graffiti Alley – Toronto, Canada

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Design to Five is back. Back and ready for a new chapter.

I am excited to introduce my new content series: Travel Palettes. Monthly, I will be taking inspiration from places I have visited to create a design palette. I find traveling to be inspiring and it allows you to expand your horizons. Immersing yourself in a different place exposes you to new colors, texture, patterns, and energy. Come on the journey with me to see how travel inspires me and how that inspiration can translate to influence other aspects of my life. 

 This month features a palette inspired by a mural in Graffiti Alley in Toronto, Canada

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Must See Sites in Sintra, Portugal

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One of my favorite days in Portugal was our day trip to Sintra. Sintra is a town outside of Lisbon accessible by a 30-minute train ride. The day felt like I was living in a fairytale, Colorful palaces, luscious gardens, winding paths, ornate architecture, grottoes, wells, tunnels, castles, there’s so much to explore! It’s pretty much impossible to experience all the sites in one day in one visit, but here are some highlights. Want to see what Sintra is all about? Looking for things to do in Sintra? Follow me on this photo journey. Let’s see if you can make it to the end before looking into booking a flight to Portugal.

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Recap: Monthly Recap on Design to Five

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Hello, lovelies!

It’s been roughly a month since I’ve started to revive Design to Five. Whether you have been here since day one or just joining the Design to five Fam, here is a quick recap of what’s been going down these past several weeks:

We’ve discovered some useful factors to consider during our decision processes when planning future trips. I have already applied many of these tips this year and have a trip coming up pretty soon (wahoo!). Don’t forget to check out part two with factors 11-20 after!

20 Factors to Consider When Planning Your Next Trip (Factors 1-10)

I’ve flexed those videographer muscles and created my first, but not last, Design to Five travel video from my trip to Portugal last fall. Check out the scenes that make Portugal breathtaking and see me in my true form (with the inevitable derpy moments).

Travel Video: This is Portugal.

Get a new perspective on things and take your sightseeing to a whole new level. Check out where to see some of the best aerial views in Europe.

Birds-eye View: 10 European Cities with Breathtaking Views and Where to Find Them

Thinking about visiting Montreal? Do you like cool things? Do you like cool buildings? Then this post on the top architectural sites in Montreal might be just what you are looking for.

10 Architectural Sites to Visit in Montreal

And wrapping up month one of the Design to Five revival is a peek into my personal travel journal. See what goes on in this lil noggin’ when I’m traveling and take a peek at what it’s like for me to live in the moment.

Simply Living: The Gift of Travel

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! I’m hoping that this next month of content will take things up a notch. A product feature is in the works and I have a lot of exciting ideas!

This journey is a slow and steady one, but I am ready and willing to take things to the next step. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Want to be a part of the Design to Five family? We’d love to have you. Follow on Instagram and/or facebook @desingtofive to be in the loop. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading!

Until next week,

-V

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Birds-eye View: 10 European Cities with Breathtaking Views and Where to Find Them

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 Taking sightseeing to a whole new level…

One of my favorite activities when visiting a new city is to see the city from an elevated level. Something about getting an aerial perspective of a city makes me appreciate it more. Each city’s landscape is unique, but removing yourself from the streets and seeing it from above takes things to a whole new level. All ten of these cities had a lil something special and a little height that took my breath away. Here are some of the best scenic views in Europe.

Starting with the feeliest of feels…

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20 Things to Consider When Planning Your Next Trip (11-20)

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Do you have the travel bug? Want to travel somewhere, but you have too many trip ideas or you just don’t know where to start? Want to take your vacationing to the next level? Well, keep on reading my friend… I have 20, count em’ 20 things you can (and dare I say should) consider when planning your next trip. Yep, I am an over-thinker at times. But considering all 20 of these can help take your adventuring to the next level.

– So you read part one of the blog post and discovered 10 factors to consider when planning your next trip? Ready for part two?

To read all 20 things, be sure to check out factors 1-10 here: 20 Things to Consider When Planning Your Next Trip (Factors 1-10)

Okay, now on to part two…

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20 Things to Consider When Planning Your Next Trip (Factors 1-10)

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Do you have the travel bug? Want to travel somewhere, but you have too many trip ideas or you just don’t know where to start? Want to take your vacation to the next level? Well, keep on reading my friend… I have 20, count em’ 20 things you can (and dare I say should) consider when planning your next trip. Yep, I am an over-thinker at times. But considering all 20 of these can help take your adventuring to the next level!

Alright, alright… let’s get started. Starting with number one…

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